Rick L. Meiseman

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Rick L. Meiseman, 56, passed away peacefully at his home in Springfield at 7:56 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

He was born Dec. 25, 1957, in Springfield, to Roger William and Julia Glorianne Ferguson Meiseman.

He married Sally Banta on Oct. 17, 1976, in Springfield. They later divorced and went their separate ways.

Survivors include his daughter, Shawn (Jonathan) Langley of Springfield; son, Luke (Donna) Meiseman of Springfield; 10 grandchildren: Taylor Phoenix, Lacie, Nick, Bethany Langley and Jonathan Langley, Jr., Johnny, Joey and Jace Meiseman, Bryant Ronan and Lane Jeffers; one sister, Linda (Mark) Woollen of Springfield; one brother, James (Sharon) Meiseman of McKinney, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents and one brother, Johnny Meiseman, preceded him in death.

He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 14 as a child and felt it was the stepping stone that built his character as an adult. He worked for National Garages for 18 years, starting as a parking lot attendant and moved into management as District Manager for the Northern States with his office in Pittsfield, Mass. He resigned from his career in 1993 to move back to Illinois to be closer to his ailing mother. He started Classic Adventurers in January of 1998 and enjoyed his customers and traveling.

Visitation: 10 a.m. – noon, Monday, June 30, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: Noon, Monday, June 30, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Willmar Cohen officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, Special Olympics or Children's Miracle Network.

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Staab Funeral Home - Springfield
1109 South 5th Street Springfield, IL 62703
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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on June 28, 2014